The final lap is about a motivation for people to do exercise. It consists in placing flex panels along the racing track with several movement sensors, while activating them will project several images and the corresponding sound from speakers and canyons, so when the runner pass through will suddenly appear.
There are many options that will change weekly, for example: other race competitors running with you simulating a real race, or you could run with the Forrest Gump famous character. Submitted by Alejandra Gonzalez
I have identified a problem in buildings which have a reduced number of floors and an elevator. People choose to use the elevator instead of climbing the stairs, which can often be faster and better for physical fitness, but can also mean economy of electricity. In order to change this kind of behavior, we will implement the diet elevator.This elevator contains a weighting machine in the floor. Elevators anyhow have pressure sensor but this will be more precise and will give the exact weight of the person from the elevator, by using an electronic screen placed on the elevator’s wall.
So many gloomy faces can be seen nowadays on bus, tram, we can meet angry car drivers and rushing masses on the streets. One smile can break this negative wave. Smiling is good to our body and soul, and it also generates a chain reaction: if you smile to someone, he will instinctively smile back. The theory is that a chocolate automat is working with smile. The core of the automat is a face recognizing software that decides if someone smiles or not. Also with this program only one chocolate per person could be given. Submitted by Edit Tangl.
The basic idea of this project is to teach to people to make the queue. This is a real problem in public places (where there is not a conditioned queue for safety issues) and a real problem in many countries like Italy.
How the project is: 1. create a "queue area", a line that indicate the pathway for the persons, you can make it funny by using lights or other stuff, but it's not compulsory; 2. the area "outside" the queue must become a noisy area and people must be embarrassed on walking on it.
I want to create a mobile, sectional pipe organ that can be installed and performed anywhere, turning the space itself into a unique, reactive instrument. A large portion of the project will be public installations, allowing people to see, play, and experience the instrument for themselves. The idea is to inform people about an awesome instrument that is little understood and seldom played with by creating a invasive and interactive version that can be played by anyone. I've designed a pipe organ in which each pipe is independent, connected along to a central air supply through a long hose.
Air-drying on a clothesline or rack instead of machine is an easy way to cut energy usage and also save money. With "Who Wants to be a Laundry-naire?" you can turn a chore into a game show! Watch the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" style gameshow on the clip-on screen, and buzz in your answers by pressing the letter keys beside each clothes line (can play with a partner...good incentive to turn laundry into a social event with other family members).
Hur får vi fler människor att motionera? Idén är att kombinera en vanlig stegmaskin med ett flipperspel. När du rör dina fötter upp och ner fungerar de som flipperspelets paddlar inuti maskinen. Träffa kulan, få poäng och ha kul!
Inskickat av Omar Sotomayor Noel - Peru
The problem that a lot of people do not do is recycling. Right now we really need to help the environment. So we have come up with a really fun way to get a lot more people to recycle a lot more. We are doing this because we are very concerned about the environment. Our solution (or theory) is to get people to recycle plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and bottle caps. We want to make it as fun as possible so that way we can get a lot more people enthusiastic about recycling and how it can be really fun. Here is what we plan to do.
I am submitting additional information to further describe a concept I submitted in October. This concept involves a container to receive newspapers, magazines and other paper for recycling. The container would have a large opening to put the paper in and include a camera above the opening to take the persons picture showing them on a screen below with the headlines reading:
The health habits of the young are getting worse. Instead of getting some physical activity they would rather play computer games or chit-chat in café. However, there is a way to change it. Why not to use the spare time between lectures for entertaining dancing lessons free of charge? All that is needed is TV screen set up somewhere in corridor, DVD with special software, a mirror, and an audio output for headphones (not to increase the level of noise in school). More physical activity equals better health. Submitted by Wojtek Kucz
People don't pay for parking tickets in most of cases, at least here in Romania... To resolve this problem, I have thought, to make parking ticket machines interactive. Like You can see on my sketch, on the top of the parking ticket machine is a photo camera, which is in permanent contact with a face warp software. The camera takes the shout, the software makes hes job, so, on the parking ticket everybody can see a cartoon about himself. I think, much more people would pay for parking in this way.
How to make vacuum cleaning fun?
Everyone loves karaoke, SingStar and other fun singing games.
The Sing'n'Clean gadget for your vacuum cleaner is a game, where you can sing karaoke and score points while you are cleaning. The lyrics display is placed on the "head" of the vacuum cleaner, for you to read and sing them while focusing on cleaning.
A censor is registrating the ammount of dirt you collect and how well you clean the house. Points for cleaning and points for singing are added up, so you get a final Sing'n'Clean score.
Bored with your music? Plug your headphones into the radio system and listen to other people's music. Or DJ your own tracks and get talking with other listeners. If someone tunes into to your show, your light flashes. The more people you have listening, the hotter your light's colour. If you like what you hear, why not say hello to your DJ, they're sitting on the same bus!
Submitted by Matthew Venn
Three exercise bikes are standing side by side on a square somewhere.
Each is connected to the lights in a big Xmas tree.
Only by cycling at a certain pace the lights will burn.
Human energy creates electricity.
Will the crowd combine forces to keep the Xmas atmosphere?
A fun and healthy experience during cold christmas shopping
Subbmited by Erik de Heij
The idea is to print funny quotes, jokes, or any other funny message on a floor sticker and then apply it where people stand to form a queue (i.e. in front of money tills, ATMs, airport check-in desks, etc). Benefits: - People will have something funny and enjoyable to spend their time with, while waiting in a queue (queuing will become less boring). - People reading these messages will become more relaxed and less frustrated, hence will smile more.
Sometimes people forget about bicycles. But cycling could be more funny and attractive mean of transport. Small changes of our ordinary cycling paths could encourage a lot of people to choose bicycle as the main transport mean to go to work, shops or somewhere else. The path should be interactive, interesting and "new" every day. How could the cycling path be transformed? Here are few solutions that can be combined and used in a different places of the path: 1. Changing jokes every day on the board above the path; 2.
This recycling bin uses the sport of basketball to attract users. Everyone loves throwing trash at a trash can anyway, so why not make that the point of the can, rather than a side product? It will not only bring more use to the recepticle, but also make users more concerned about missing, and make them want to retry a bad shot, instead of leaving trash on the floor. The hoop, over the recepticle can also be oversized to help prevent missing.